Dima buying donuts for classmates. She wants to buy 2x as many donuts as students. 18 students in her class. how many donuts should she buy?

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To answer this question, multiply two times the number of students in the class, which is 18.  Since 18 x 2 = 36, Dima wants to buy 36 donuts for her students to ensure that each gets two.

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neela | Student

There are 18 students in Dima's class.

Dima wants 2 times as many donuts  as the number of students in her class.

This means Dima wants to purchse purchse 2 times the number of students in her class.

So Dima wnats purchse 18*2 = 36 donuts as it 2times the number of students in her class.

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stagedoor | Student

The answer of 3 dozen doughnuts (36) is correct, according to the question.  But I always think of the "outside the box" variables... what about the teacher and teacher aide?!  While Dima will have to buy 3 dozen doughnuts for the class, I would buy 3-1/2 dozen which would include doughnuts for teacher, aide, and Dima herself!  ;p

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